Employment Opportunities with Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

More than just a job

At SYMG we share a love for the outdoors and bring this passion into the experiences we offer. Over the course of a season, our guides wear a lot of hats: On any given day guides may find themselves navigating mountain trails, cooking gourmet meals, sharing stories & knowledge of natural history, interfacing with the Park Service personnel, handling risk management scenarios, and much more. The rewards of sharing incredible landscapes with a group of like-minded travelers are incomparable, and keep us coming back season after season. 

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Combining Skills & Passions

Mountain guiding and the adventure travel industry are exciting and we take pride in providing a welcoming and professional environment for our staff. Since 1991, SYMG has provided an atmosphere for Guides and Office Administrators to pursue a career that combines the outdoor lifestyle with a strong work ethic and professionalism. Our office and guide house are located just outside of the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park. 

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Join Our Team!

Our staff is composed of an administrative team of dedicated professionals as well as Guides who specialize in leading trips including Day Hiking and Park Interpretation, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, and extended Expedition-style trips. We are fortunate to attract the best of the best Guides who often return year after year. SYMG also offers an intern program to provide the training necessary to lead our trips and prepare you to be a guide.

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Benefits of Working with SYMG

  • 6-day Professional Mountain Guide Training Course
  • Competitive wages
  • Guide Housing available in Southern Yosemite area
  • Guide uniform and other gear
  • Pro-purchase deals from most outdoor gear and clothing companies
  • Continuing education programs and financial reimbursements (i.e. WFR)
  • Monthly SYMG Staff BBQ's

Current SYMG Openings

Seasonal Positions

Backcountry Guide

The responsibilities of the guide include organizing trip logistics (food and gear prep), conducting trip orientations, all cooking, cleaning and camp chores, repair and maintenance of SYMG gear, completion of trip reports and maintaining a safe, fun and memorable experience for paying clients while in the backcountry.

See full job description here - We are no longer accepting applications for 2022.

 

Day Hiking and Interpretive Guide

This position is for a full-time day hiking and naturalist guide. Most days will be spent in the front-country of Yosemite leading small groups on various hiking and/or educational tours. You would also act as trip leader for occasional campground and lodge-based multi-day trips up to 4 days in duration.

See full job description hereWe are no longer accepting applications for 2022.

 

Rock Climbing Guide

This position is for a full-time rock guide. Most days will be spent in the front-country of Southern Yosemite leading small groups on full-day and half-day guided climbs in our local area. You would also lead our Rock Weekend and Rock Camp trips which are 3 and 5 days in length.

See full job description here - We are no longer accepting applications for 2022. 

 

Logistical Support Guide

This four-month position primarily focuses on the logistical support of backcountry expeditions. Responsibilities of the position include supporting trip logistics (assisting with food and gear prep), repair and maintenance of SYMG gear, trip resupplies (purchasing and repackaging food, driving resupplies to different locations, meeting groups with resupplies and helping with cooking, cleaning, etc.), assisting with potential evacuations or unforeseen needs that arise, and end of season inventory. In addition there will be opportunities to guide some day trips and overnight backcountry trips during the season which will be dependent on scheduling and staffing needs.

See full job description hereWe are no longer accepting applications for 2022.

 

Full-Time Positions

There are no full-time positions opens at this time
 
 

 

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